Monday, March 27, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 27, 2017

A North Korean soldier © Lee Jae-Won / Reuters

Japan Times/Reuters: U.S. has no good military options against Kim

As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Washington’s “strategic patience” with North Korea has ended and “all options are on the table” to slow its nuclear ambitions, U.S. and South Korean forces were preparing for a range of military scenarios.

South Korean and U.S. personnel are involved in military drills that will run until the end of April. These exercises have been a feature of life on the peninsula since the Korean War ended in a 1953. In recent years, they have become larger and more realistic.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 27, 2017

Former US envoy: No good military options against North Korea -- The Hill

N. Korea threatens ‘strike without warning’ against S. Korea & US troops conducting joint drill -- RT

India to buy Spike anti-tank missiles from Rafael -- Defense News

M1 Abrams vs. T-90: Top US General Admits Russia Has Achieved Tank Parity -- Sputnik

Full Coverage: Russia Upgrades Its Air Defense Shield to Strikingly New Level -- Sputnik

Drafting NATO’s Long-Needed Arctic Strategy to Defuse Russia -- Ian Armstrong & Daniel Urchick (RCD)

Israel Navy to double Iron Dome defenses on new surface ships -- Defense News

Sudan and Saudi military to hold joint air force drills -- AfricaNews

Taiwan to build its own submarines -- UPI

London attack: Intelligence services need access to encrypted WhatsApp messages, UK Minister says -- ABC News Online

Poland Doesn’t Want America’s Used F-16s -- DoD Buzz

France would reach NATO budget target under top military officer's plan -- Defense News

White House denies reports Trump handed Merkel bill for NATO defense -- DW

US Senators push Trump on defense deals with India -- The Hill

The Pentagon wants to keep ground troops in Libya and go on offense in Somalia -- Military Times

Navy SeaRam Missile Defends Multiple Attacks -- Scout Warrior

KC-46 tanker modernization program facing delays: GAO -- UPI

Already a year delayed, KC-46 program at risk of further schedule slips -- Defense News

U.S. Air Force places $909M landing gear order -- UPI

Air Force May Cut Flying Hours Due to ‘$1.3 Billion Math Problem -- DoD Buzz

U.S. Air Force buys additional laser materials -- UPI

Pentagon Takes Aim at F-35 Supply Chain -- Defense News

Air Force responds to Trump's concerns over Air Force One costs -- Dayton Daily News

U-2 Expert Says Global Hawk Just Can’t Compare -- Chris Pocock, Breaking Defense

Navy, Marine Corps ANTX 2017 -- National Defense

Crash that killed Marine Top Gun pilot ruled an accident -- Marine Times

Lawmaker: Military has "a cultural problem of abuse" -- Military Times

The U.S. Military Wants Its Autonomous Machines to Explain Themselves -- Will Knight, MIT Technology Review

Space: Rules of Engagement? -- Jon Harper, National Defense Magazine

Panel: Conversations on Missiles and Nuclear Weapons Key to Rebuilding U.S.-Russian Relationship -- John Grady, USNI News

The Navy Will Struggle to Build Trump's 350-Ship Fleet -- Steven Stashwick, The Diplomat

The U.S. Military's Greatest Enemy Isn't Russia or China -- Robert Farley, National Interest

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